Charles Herbert Shaw was born in Cheetham, Manchester in 1866. He was the third son of William Euclid and Matilda Jane Shaw of 46, Wrexham Road, Whitchurch.
Charles worked for Messrs Griffiths Bros., corn merchants, Chester.
Charles enlisted on the 5th September 1914 (despite being 48 years old) into the 2/7th Cheshire Regiment, No 1 Supply Company, as a Book Keeper. He was soon appointed to Corporal on the 26th January 1915, and then Sergeant on the 1st June 1915. He was discharged on the 2nd December 1915, on the grounds “No longer physically fit for war service," having served 1 year and three months.
Regiment : 2/7th (Territorial) Battalion Cheshire Regiment
Rank : Sergeant
Service Number : 20028
Died of Illness; United Kingdom 2nd October 1916 Age 50